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2010-08-26 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2556 Minutes

August 26, 2010

2010-08-26 Helmsmen Toastmasters Meeting 2556 Minutes


Congratulations all!

We had 3 returning guests:

Kevin Unrue
Matthew Unrue
Samuel Unrue

We had 1 new guest:

Rochelle Unrue

Congratulations to our newest member: Shawn Malone! Joined last Friday!

Our meeting was led by TM of the Day, Leilani Lucas with the theme
“Healing Words”

Opening and Closing were provided by Bert Romero

Word of the Day: AMELIORATE was provided by Jim Adams

Grammarian/Ah Counter was Jim Adams

Listener was Kevin Unrue

Timer was Bert Romero

Table Topics Master was Carl Sabath

Speaker today was Andrea Clark, speech 3,
“Why Choose A Serivce Academy ?”

Master Evaluator was Dvija Malovic

Evaluator was Trudie Root

Best Table Topic Speaker was Rochelle Unrue !!!!!

Business from President Bert Romero:

Keep up the momentum! Protect Your 3lb with Positive Attitudes!

1. Next week’s TM of the Day will be Carl Sabath for Meeting 2557 We will be in Room B-10.

2. September 23, Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests, sign up now.
As long as you’re a member in good standing, you can compete.

Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests will be held on September 23.

Hold that date.

Plan to participate – hopefully as a contestant in one or both contests and
also as Possibly Sgt at Arms, Timer, Ballot Counter, Contestmaster, or

As discussed, contests will be held during normal meeting time/location.
Speech contestants will get manual credit for their speeches.
Speeches are to be between 4.5 and 7.5 minutes maximum. Table Topics must be 1-2.5 minutes maximum.

Leadership opportunities exist for being contestmaster or helping to run the contest.

3. Dues is Due in September! Renewing members pay $36 for the next 6
months. Those planning to join as new members, pay $62 for September 2010 – March 2011.
Cash or check payable to Helmsmen Toastmasters are accepted.

Semiannual dues are due, required by Toastmasters International. The club also gets a Portion of it to pay for ribbons, pins, ballots, other educational programs. The dues covers your TM magazine subscription as well. To meet our goals, we need to submit payment so it arrives there by 30 September. So please plan to pay your dues by 23 September, our club contest date.

New this year, we are emailing statements and we will see how this goes.

We thank those who have already paid: Shawn, Jesse, Nino, Bert and Trudie !

4. Reminder, please be courteous to our TM of the Day and let him/her
Know how you can help or that you won’t be able to make it.

5. Duty Schedule sign up and how it works. We have a spreadsheet that goes around at the meeting to indicate what role you would like to perform at each meeting. The schedule goes out 4-8 weeks. Most importantly, we’d like you to let us know when you can give your next speech. Help us plan and schedule our upcoming meetings.

6. Things change often so when you are ready to give your speech let the
TM of the Day know even if you aren’t “scheduled.” We can probably fit you in. New members join and we need to incorporate them into the
schedule. As you can see, flexibility is the norm.

7. Mentors and Mentees – Let us know who you would like to be mentored by or be a mentor to. The TM education program and meetings have a lot to learn from and sometimes we need help with a speech, understanding the TM education program or have questions about how club meetings are run….so let us know.

8. Why not work on your leadership and speech awards simultaneously? Don’t
forget to bring in your Speaker and Leadership manuals.

You can get credit for being Toastmaster of the Day, Evaluator, Table Topics master, Timer and many of the other duties. Right after the meeting or during the meeting, ask your fellow Toastmaster to provide a small evaluation in your leadership book.

We will try to provide a list of duties you have done since January or since
you joined and We can catch you up in your Competent Leadership Manual. (A couple of you have already asked and will be provided With the list of duties you have performed at previous meetings.)

9. Distinguished Club Program – The More We Do as Individuals, the More
Goals Our Club Gets

President Bert Romero challenges us to complete our individual goals:

Goal 1 — 2 folks complete their Competent Communicator manuals

Goal 2 — 2 more CC’s completed

Goal 3 — 1 Advanced Communicator Award completed

Goal 4 — 1 more AC Award completed

Goal 5 — 1 Competent Leader, Advanced Leader or Distinguished TM Award

Goal 6 — 1 more CL, AL or DTM completed

Goal 7 — 4 new members join

Goal 8 — 4 more new members join

Goal 9 — Officers are trained at both Summer and Winter TLI training

Goal 10 — New Club Officer Lists are handed in on time and Dues submitted
to TM Int’l on time.

Distinguished Club Program:

Earn 5 Goals – Club is Distinguished

Earn 7 Goals – Club is Select Distinguished

Earn 9 Goals – Club is President’s Distinguished

8. Guests (Past, Current, Future)

Happy Speaking!


Carl Sabath
Treasurer, Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412, Area A1,
Division A, District 27
work email:
home email:
work: 703-695-2804

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